Pacesetter Businesses

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Pacesetter businesses demonstrate leadership by encouraging employee participation in our community and providing generous financial support to help "set the pace" during the annual Heartland United Way campaign.

Platinum Pacesetters

The businesses with the top 25 workplace campaigns each year are named Platinum Pacesetters and are recognized in order of their total campaign contribution, including corporate and employee giving.

2016 Platinum Pacesetters: CNH Industrial, Principal, Chief Industries, Hornady, JBS, Global Industries MFS/York/Stormor, Tom Dinsdale, Automotive, Five Points Bank, Grand Island Public Schools, City of Grand Island, Eakes Office Solutions, Credit Management Services, Inc., Home Federal Bank, Grand Island Express/GIX, First National Bank, Equitable Bank, CHI Health - St. Francis, Wells Fargo Bank, Grand Island Independent, Almquist, Maltzahn, Galloway & Luth, P.C., Shonsey, Placke, Maruska & Stava, P.C., Dramco Tool Co., Inc., Nebraska Truck Center, Inc., Central Community College, Shamberg, Wolf, McDermott & Depué

Gold Pacesetters

Businesses that meet the following criteria are named Gold Pacesetters:

  • 50% employee participation in workplace campaign
  • 10 or more employees
  • $50 or more per capita giving

2016 Gold Pacesetters: Allen Capital Group, Century 21/Da-Ly Realty Co., Contryman Associates, P.C., Essential Personnel, Inc, Farm Credit Services of America, GI Family Radio-KRGI, Great Western Bank, INSUR Inc., Integrated Life Choices, JC Ehrlich, Inc dba Presto-X Company, Kelly Supply Co/KDSI, Leininger Smith Johnson Baack Placzek & Allen, McDermott & Miller, P.C., CPA`s, Olsson & Associates, Penrose Machining, Inc., Ryder Rosacker McCue & Huston, Schroeder & Schreiner, P.C., US Bank

After a fun 10 years, Mark Miller and Will Armstrong are saying goodbye.  Watch the video below to reminise.

Pacesetter Leadership

All Pacesetter businesses are asked to exhibit leadership in the following ways:

  • Conduct a workplace campaign starting in August
  • Ensure success of the workplace campaign by making it fun and educational for employees
  • Report campaign results prior to the campaign kick-off and wrap up their campaign before the end of November
  • Provide corporate support for Heartland United Way fundraisers through sponsorship or by providing employee volunteers, encouraging attendance and selling tickets
  • Encourage employees to participate in the Community Investment process each spring to help distribute campaign funds
  • Help Heartland United Way remain connected with employees who leave or retire by obtaining permission to pass on updated contact information or allowing a campaign presentation at retiree events
  • During orientation, encourage new employees to begin a relationship with United Way

Pacesetter Benefits

Becoming a Pacesetter business opens doors for your business to receive special support and recognition from the Heartland United Way. Pacesetter businesses receive special recognition at United Way campaign-related events and in the annual report, which is distributed in the newspaper to our four-county coverage area. United Way also hosts a free training on how to conduct a workplace campaign for Pacesetter businesses each August.